Aesop's Fables Glossary Title

Aesop's Fables Glossary

Word

Definition

arbiter

One who is chosen to judge a situation.

bill

the beak of an animal

boar

a male pig

boughs

tree branches

bound

tied

carcass

dead body of an animal

ceremony

an act or set of acts done in a certain formal way such as a funeral, wedding, etc..

chafed

to wear away, warm up, scratch by rubbing on something or someone or to annoy someone.

commotion

a disturbance or lots of loud action

conflict

argument, dispute, warfare

constitution

a set of laws or rules for a town, city, country

content

to make someone happy or to be happy or satisfied

contempt

to look down on someone or something, to not respect someone or something

council

a decision making group for a larger group.

desired

wished for, wanted

deceiving

fooling, misleading,

deceptive

sneaky, sly, lying, misleading, fooling

despise

to hate, dislike

devices

tricks, methods to get one's own way, inventions

familiarity

knowing very well

effects

makes something happen

fare

food, something good to eat

flayed

stripped off the outer covering

gasping

taking in one's breath sharply, to breathe hard

gaunt

very thin and bony

gnaw

to chew on

gored

injured someone by sticking them with a large object such as a spear or horn or an animal.

grudges

resentments, things one might be upset with someone about

insert

to put into

Jove

Avery important Roman God

labors

jobs, one's work

lair

a wild animal's den

lap

to lick up a liquid with one's tongue as a dog might do.

lofty

very high up

mastiffs

a breed of very big, strong working dogs

moiling

working very hard, slaving away

morsel

a tasty bit of food

necessity

something that one must have

objection

A reason to be against something

orchard

An area with fruit or nut trees

outwit

To outsmart, outthink, outdo

pelt

The skin of an animal

petition

To ask for something, a request

plight

A bad situation

procured

gotten, obtained

proposal

A plan, an idea put forth

pursuing

chasing, going after

quench

To put out, to satisfy as to quench one's thirst

quoth

To repeat exactly the words of another

rejoicing rejoice

To celebrate, celebrating

repented

Showed sorrow for doing wrong and makes up for doing wrong

residence

home

retreat retreated retreating

To back off, to go away from the group

revenge

To get back at someone who has done something wrong to you.

scampered

ran off quickly

seize

To grab

serpent

A snake

spring

A small stream of water

sly

Sneaky

stag

A male deer

toil, toiling

working very hard

treacherous

Dangerous, not to be trusted

tyrant

A ruler who has all the power over his people

vengeance

Paying someone back for something bad they did to you.

venture
ventured

To try something that is dangerous or risky

vigilance

Watchfulness

 

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